Paul Cavonis (born December 4, 1937) is an American actor who has appeared in over 30 movies and television series. Cavonis is known for playing mafia and Greek characters.
Cavonis was born in the Hells Kitchen section of New York City. He is of Greek ancestry. He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army in the period between the Korean War and the full scale escalation of the Vietnam War. Cavonis has said jokingly about his service in the Army that, “Not one Viet Cong soldier invaded Hawaii on my watch.”
Paul’s first TV appearance was as Mickey in the 1972 made for TV movie The Living End starring Lou Gossett Jr. He next appeared as Rick Niels in the award nominated made for TV movie Short Walk to Daylight alongside James Brolin. Throughout the 70’s Paul would make appearances in the Brady Bunch, Six Million Dollar Man, S.W.A.T., Kojak, The F.B.I., Banacek, The Bionic Woman, Baretta, The Rockford Files, Police Story, and Rhoda. Paul would have a recurring role on The Streets of San Francisco and as well as multiple roles in Charlie's Angels and M*A*S*H.
Paul made appearances on The Greatest American Hero, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, Matt Houston, T. J. Hooker, and Dynasty.
Cavonis made a cameo in Pablo Ferro's 1992 JoBeth Williams-George Segal romantic comedy Me, Myself & I.
Cavonis is retired and is now the mayor of a retirement community in the Wine Country near North San Diego County in Southern California.
Paul Cavonis at the Internet Movie Database
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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